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Surgery For Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Surgery For Obesity.

The Weight-Loss Side Effect That No One Talks About

Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin...  Read more

Is Your Weight Giving You GERD?

It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a...  Read more

Types of Arthritis

When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is...  Read more

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

How Much Exercise Does My Dog or Cat Need?

We all know that exercise is an important aspect of an overall healthy lifestyle. The same rule applies when it comes to our four-legged friends. Unfortunately, many of our pets are much too sedentary these days, which can take a toll on both their p...  Read more

Do Caloric Needs Increase After Major Surgery?
Updated 4/12/2014 4:15:18 PM

A question for the resident RD Becky or those that have any insight. I had open hernia surgery last week to fix three hernias of varying sizes. I have read (online) that caloric need increase after surgery. My question is by how much? ...  Read more

Exercise After Umbilical Hernia Surgery
Updated 4/13/2014 1:49:00 PM

I had umbilical hernia surgery last Thursday. I had it done at the Shouldice Hospital in Toronto, Canada. www.shouldice.com/the_shouldice_repair.htm I went there because they fix hernias without using mesh which I didn't want used in my body. ...  Read more

weight loss surgery
Updated 4/9/2014 1:47:30 PM

Anyone have any thoughts on sleeve surgery? Just trying to gather some info and stories from people who have had it done ? Thanks...  Read more

Knee surgery - hitting rock bottom
Updated 4/13/2014 12:34:23 AM

I am scheduled for knee surgery April 15th and until then, I can't do any exercise or walking. My pain comes and goes even if I am asleep and I can only take pain medication which make me sick most of the time. My motivation is going down hill and I...  Read more

Gaining steadily after surgery...
Updated 4/6/2014 10:33:41 PM

Hello, I had a hysterectomy in November. I was basically sedentary for a month and 'careful' for weeks after that. Didn't help that all the holidays fell during that time. Now I'm back on track…but none of my old methods seem to work. No matter...  Read more

What it takes!!!

It takes getting sick and tired too many times to make me get back on track....  Read more

Probiotics Are Essential for Prevention of Dis-ease & Obesity

I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at...  Read more

Lap Banders

Any one who has had Lap-Band Surgery. And is on their journey down......  Read more

Quick Links: New Year News Roundup

Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt...  Read more

Could Your Weight-Loss Expenses Be Tax Deductible?

Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr...  Read more